Suffolk County Speeding Ticket Defense Attorney

Suffolk County Speeding Ticket Defense AttorneyIt can happen to anyone. You’re given a speeding ticket even though you were driving safely in good weather with good road conditions. Where do you turn? Many drivers just pay the fine. Don’t do that. Paying the fine:

  • Is a legal admission of guilt
  • Puts points on your driver’s license
  • Increases your insurance costs
  • Can impact your driving privileges
  • Can make you ineligible for many job opportunities

For many New York drivers, paying the assessed fine might seem like the quickest and “cheapest” route, but this is a common misconception.  Allowing an undeserved citation to remain part of a driving record is like investing in future increased insurance rates, sanctions at work (if the ticket was issued on the job), and/or points on a driving record that could lead to the suspension or revocation of driving privileges.  Instead of investing in future negative outcomes, drivers are encouraged to invest in future positive outcomes by fighting their undeserved charges in court.  This is the only way for drivers to ensure they receive all the benefits of their rights under the law, rights that drivers who give in and pay their fines don’t get the benefit of.

Let’s say you choose to dispute your speeding ticket. You should. And in the United States, you have a constitutional right to represent yourself in a court of law. But most of us are not trained to cross-examine a police officer face-to-face, especially if he or she has been in a few trials and knows how to deflect uncomfortable questions. Police officers have very rigid procedures which they must follow before, during, and after a traffic stop.  An error during any of these instances may lead to a dismissal, but there is no way to question the officer or the procedures used if the driver gives in and pays the fine. Questioning practiced witnesses is best left to a professional with the training to do it right: an experienced Suffolk County speeding ticket defense attorney. Even when the case is about something as relatively insignificant as a speeding ticket, you really should have the finest legal counsel available.

New York Speeding Laws

Virtually every law enforcement agency in the state of New York enforces speed limits every day. The police identify traffic corridors where speeding is common, and enforcement is often heightened at peak traffic times and on holidays. The penalties for speeding in New York – if you don’t fight the ticket – include:

  • for up to 10 mph over the limit, a $90-to-$150 fine and no more than 15 days in jail
  • for 10 to 30 mph over the limit, a $180-to-$300 fine and no more than 30 days
  • for more than 30 mph over the limit, a $360-to-$600 fine and no more than 30 days
  • for “excessive and inappropriate” speed, a $45-to-$150 fine and no more than 15 days
  • 3 points are added to your license for driving up to 10 mph over the limit.
  • 4 points are added to your license for driving 11 to 20 mph over the limit.
  • 6 points are added to your license for driving 21 to 30 mph over the limit.
  • 8 points are added to your license for driving 31 to 40 mph over the limit.
  • 11 points are added to your license for driving more than 40 mph over the limit.

Keep in mind, fines are doubled for speeding in construction zones. If you have 3 or more speeding violations in an 18-month period, your license will be revoked. Your auto insurance rates will go up, and if driving is part of your job, you may face some additional trouble. Always fight a speeding ticket; never just plead guilty and pay the fine. In New York City or on Long Island, if you are cited for speeding or for any other traffic violation, get legal help at once and speak to an experienced Long Island speeding ticket attorney.

Out-of-State Tickets

In the U.S., 45 states participate in the Interstate Driver’s License Compact (IDLC), an agreement to share information about traffic offenses. The ticket you get in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas; it also shows up on your driving record here in New York. Only Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Tennessee, and Wisconsin are not a part of the IDLC. If the penalty for the traffic violation is stiffer in your home state than in the IDLC state where you were ticketed, you may face an additional penalty when you get home. For example, if you have points on your license from previous tickets, an out-of-state speeding ticket may put you over the point limit for a driver’s license suspension. If you don’t pay the ticket, the state that ticketed you may ask your home state to suspend your driver’s license, or you may be stopped from renewing your license.

Why You Need An Attorney

The Mirsky Law Firm believes that everyone has a right to the best legal representation possible. With over two decades of courtroom experience, Suffolk County criminal defense attorney David M. Mirsky has the reputation and skills you need. His team of Suffolk County litigators has more than eight decades of combined courtroom experience. David Mirsky knows well what it takes to win speeding ticket and moving violation cases in Suffolk County. When you hire the Suffolk County speeding ticket defense attorneys of the Mirsky Law Firm to fight your speeding ticket, you receive the very finest legal representation. David Mirsky is an experienced Suffolk County speeding ticket defense attorney who will fight aggressively on your behalf to avoid any fines or license points. He will even appear in court for you, relieving you of the need to appear in front of a judge.

You are innocent until proven guilty. While a prosecutor tries to prove that you’re guilty, we’ll be standing by your side, presenting a strong and persuasive defense. Selecting the right defense attorney substantially affects the results of any case. In Suffolk County, the superior selection for legal defense is always the Mirsky Law Firm. With a tenacious and aggressive approach in the courtroom, the Mirsky Law Firm will fight hard for you. Our Suffolk County speeding ticket defense attorneys have successfully defended clients facing speeding tickets and other moving violations in Suffolk County courts for more than two decades. Suffolk County judges and prosecutors know all about our resolve and tenacity. The Mirsky Law Firm is the law firm to call if you get a speeding ticket in Suffolk County.

Hire A Suffolk County Speeding Ticket Defense Attorney

Don’t risk your future! We believe in and we work hard for every one of our clients. Call our Suffolk County speeding ticket defense attorney at 516-299-6187 or 888-999-7152 today or fill out the form in the left column on this page, and we’ll arrange for a free assessment of your case and suggest the smartest course of legal action. Don’t wait – contact the Mirsky Law Firm’s offices and speak directly with an experienced Suffolk County speeding ticket defense attorney today.